According to the Indiana Association of REALTORS® the real estate profession has expanded and offers one of the widest career selections in the business world today.
Advantages of a Career in Real Estate
A career in real estate provides flexibility and freedom to set your own pace. Income directly reflects your efforts, with no limits on what astute, hard-working men and women can earn. Successful people in real estate are goal-oriented, persevering, self-motivated, ambitious and people-oriented. The rewards of a real estate career are a potential for high earnings, status in the community, autonomy, time freedom, helping people, the intellectual challenge and the satisfaction from those accomplishments.
Working in real estate allows for independence and choices of environment in which to work, such as affiliation with a large or small firm as a listed salesperson. With more experience and upon passing of an additional exam, becoming a real estate broker is the next step. Brokers can own their own businesses and employ other salespeople.
Education for a Career in Real Estate
Colleges and universities now offer a variety of real estate and related courses. At many of these colleges, students can specialize in a program that leads to a bachelor’s degree in real estate. Some universities offer graduate level courses. Contact your local public library for university and real estate college course information and directories.
Obtaining your Indiana Real Estate Brokers License can be done online or in a classroom. The Indiana Real Estate Commission has a list of broker pre-licensing education course providers here. Many local colleges will offer courses as well. You may also take courses offered all over the state and online through RECP.
Once you have earned your certificate from an accredited course you may sign up for the state exam. You must take and pass your state exam within one year of earning your certificate.
Apply for your license with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
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